MONTHLY WALK ROUND-UP

IMPORTANT MUST READ

In response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s order that all  California citizens stay at home unless they are essential employees, I have decided to cancel all the scheduled walks for the remainder until further notice.  It would be irresponsible to invite people to gather for a walk, even if they do practice “social distancing”.  We will update you about April walks as more information becomes available.

If you are a walk leader, please try to make sure the people who normally walk with you get this message-call them, text them or have a friend pass this news along.  Even better would be if you or someone can be at the walk start point to explain what is happening.  However, I don’t think it is appropriate to ask anyone to go out if they are uncomfortable doing so.

To all Walkabouters-try to get some exercise, but please do it in a safe and responsible manner.  I know this is an extremely unusual response for our walking group, but we are living in unusual times.

Any questions or comments please feel free to contact me.
Elaine Berger
President, Walkabout International  

THE WALKS LISTED ARE PROPOSED, BUT NOT AUTHORIZED, DEPENDING
ON STATE AND LOCAL GUIDELINES. A WALKABLAST WILL BE SENT
ANNOUNCING WHEN WALKS MAY OFFICIALLY RESUME.

MONDAY, JUNE 1

10:00 am
AMERICA’S CUP HARBOR. Join leader Rob as we walk around America’s Cup Harbor on sidewalks to admire what’s new in the marina from bayside restaurants to a new brewery, gelato/coffee shop, deluxe condos and new docks, with lots of construction and MORE. The casual+ pace walks on flat paved surfaces and are approximately 2.5 miles each for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Fun, friendly group. Optional eats afterward. Meet to the right of the front door of the Bali Hai. Ample free parking; Served by #28 Bus and walk 3 blocks. Heavy rain cancels. Park as usual. Sally R. (619) 222- 3800. Repeats every other week.

TUESDAY, JUNE 2

10:00 am
 LIBERTY STATION/OLD SAN DIEGO RIVER REMNANT WALK. Meet up with Rob K. at the USS Recruit aka the USS NeverSail (Naval recruit training vessel) for basically an hour walk along the river to the end and back. Casual+ pace on sidewalk or dirt path, your choice. Pass by gardens including the Hugh Story Rose Garden, tributes to sunken submarines and more. Rob counted 101 squirrels on a recent return leg of the walk. Enter Liberty Station from Harbor Drive. Ample free parking by the NeverSail. Optional lunch or coffee after. Repeats weekly. Rob K. at (619) 972-2819 or Sally R. at (619) 222-3800.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 3

11:00 am
RIVER WALK. Meet Sharon at the Navy Federal Credit Union parking lot in the Rio Vista Shopping Center in the 8000 block of Rio San Diego Drive to walk along the San Diego river for a very casual 1 hour walk. Free parking available. Optional lunch at restaurant at the Rio Vista trolley station afterwards. Sharon N. (619) 298-4340.

THURSDAY, JUNE 4

10:00 am
 SHELTER ISLAND WALK & TALK. Join Rob, Elaine, Janet or Kathy B. for a beautiful walk from the Bali Hai to the Japanese Friendship Bell and back on flat sidewalks (about 2.5 miles round trip; 60+ minutes including pit stop). Breathe delicious ocean air and enjoy dynamic bay and city views from ships to sea lions. Meet new friends to the right of the Bali Hai by the lamp post and hand rails, where we will stretch for a few minutes. Ample free parking. If you’re late, drive down the island and join us along the way. Take the #28 bus and walk approximately 3 blocks to the Bali Hai. Optional eats afterward. Heavy rain cancels. Park as usual. Pace: casual+. Sally R. (619) 222-3800.

FRIDAY, JUNE 5 (FIRST FRIDAY)

7:00 pm (note time change) This walk will now be on the FIRST and THIRD Fridays
SUNSET CLIFFS VIEWS. We will finish our one hour walk as the sun sets. No walking in the dark. Due to COVID-19, we may walk the residential streets and will enjoy this picturesque neighborhood and spectacular views. Meet at Sunset Cliffs Blvd. & Point Loma Ave. (not West Point Loma Blvd.) in Ocean Beach. This walk will be AT YOU OWN PACE. You may walk at whatever pace you prefer. We will walk south for 30 minutes and return and meet everyone one hour later for the best sunset view in San Diego. Stan F. (619) 222-3447.

SUNDAY, JUNE 7

7:15 am
 BREAKFAST SPECIAL: SHELTER ISLAND. Let’s take a casual to moderate walk along this beautiful, mostly flat area by the bay where there are many beautiful homes. Then back to optional breakfast. Meet at meterless spaces in the parking lot at Anchorage Ln. and Canon St. (one block south of Shelter Island Dr). Edie A. edier@cox.net. (619) 313 7818.

MONDAY, JUNE 8

10:00 am
HISTORIC LA PLAYA TRAIL. Join leader Rob as we follow a leg of the historic La Playa Trail along shoreline past yacht clubs, amazing homes and award winning gardens. Meet at the trail marker by the bay at the intersection of Talbot Street and Anchorage Lane, 2800 Talbot Street, an area which was the site of a Chinese junk shipbuilding village until the Chinese Exclusion Act. We will follow the ancient Kumeyaay path that became the oldest commercial trail in the Western United States, used by fur traders, whalers and fishermen to transport cargo from Ballast Point to Old Town and beyond. The casual+ pace is on a flat dirt trail for approx. 2.4 miles RT and 75 minutes. Street parking; observe signage. Optional eats after; heavy rain cancels; park as usual, served by bus #28. Sally R. (619) 222- 3800. Repeats every other week.

TUESDAY, JUNE 9

10:00 am
 LIBERTY STATION/OLD SAN DIEGO RIVER REMNANT WALK. See Tuesday, June 2 for details.


THURSDAY, JUNE 11

10:00 am
SHELTER ISLAND WALK & TALK. See Thursday, June 4 for details.


SATURDAY, JUNE 13

11:00 am
RIVER WALK. Meet Sharon at the Mission Valley trolley stop at the (sign says) Park Valley Center shopping 3 center on Camino De La Reina in front of Sammy’s Pizza for a very casual 1 hour walk along the river. Abundant parking or take bus #6. Sharon N. (619) 298- 4340.

SUNDAY, JUNE 14

7:15 am
 BREAKFAST SPECIAL: BALBOA PARK. The park is beautiful year round, with many paths to explore at your own pace. Eating and chatting afterward is optional but great fun. Meet at the carousel on Park Blvd. at Zoo Pl. Edie A. edier@cox.net. (619) 313-7818.

MONDAY, JUNE 15

6:30 am
 SUNRISE SERIES: LIBERTY STATION. Meet Connie in the parking lot to the left of Trader Joe’s on Truxtun Road, (near intersection of Womble St. and Truxtun Rd). for a 1-hour casual to moderate walk on flat, paved terrain. We’ll walk the arcades to see what is going at this historic location. Once home to Naval Training Center (NTC) San Diego, you can see such diverse attractions as Historic North Chapel, our own Walkabout office, and numerous art galleries and dance studios. Bring money for an optional breakfast afterward. Connie V. (619) 477 8628.
10:00 am AMERICA’S CUP HARBOR. See Monday, June 1 for details.

TUESDAY, JUNE 16

10:00 am
 LIBERTY STATION/OLD SAN DIEGO RIVER REMNANT WALK. See Tuesday, June 2 for details.


WEDNESDAY JUNE 17

11:00 am
RIVER WALK. See Wednesday, June 3 for details.

THURSDAY, JUNE 18

6:30 am
 SUNRISE SERIES: SEAPORT VILLAGE/EMBARCADERO. We’ll start at Seaport Village and walk along the bay toward the Convention Center, possibly exploring Marina Park, on this moderate 1-hour flat walk. Join us for spectacular views of the bay, Coronado Bridge, Coronado, and downtown San Diego. Meet Connie at the south end of Pacific Hwy. and park by the Seaport Village merry-go-round. Bring money for an optional breakfast afterward. Connie V. (619) 477 8628.

10:00 am
 SHELTER ISLAND WALK & TALK. See Thursday, June 4 for details.


FRIDAY, JUNE 19
(THIRD FRIDAY)

7:00 pm
SUNSET CLIFFS VIEWS.
We will finish our one hour walk as the sun sets. No walking in the dark. Due to COVID-19, we may walk the residential streets and will enjoy this picturesque neighborhood and spectacular views. Meet at Sunset Cliffs Blvd. & Point Loma Ave. (not West Point Loma Blvd.) in Ocean Beach. This walk will be AT YOU OWN PACE. You may walk at whatever pace you prefer. We will walk south for 30 minutes and return and meet everyone one hour later for the best sunset view in San Diego. Stan F. (619) 222-3447.

SATURDAY, JUNE 20

11:00 am
RIVER WALK.
See Saturday, June 13 for details.

SUNDAY, JUNE 21

7:15 am
 BREAKFAST SPECIAL: OCEAN BEACH. Let’s see what the fishermen are catching on the Ocean Beach pier, and if the surfers are having any luck in catching waves below. We’ll walk the pier and the neighborhood to check what is going on and then have a Sunday breakfast at a near by restaurant. So join us for fresh ocean breezes and lots of laughs to start your day. Meet across the street from the old Strand Theatre on Newport Blvd. Edie A. edier@cox.net. (619) 313 7818

MONDAY, JUNE 22

6:30 am
 LIBERTY STATION. Meet in the parking lot at Womble St. and Truxton Rd. for a one hour walk at a casual to moderate pace. There are several directions we can walk from there. Bring money for an optional breakfast. Who knows if we will be able to eat or not. Think positive. John and Marilyn 619-840-5544.

10:00 am
HISTORIC LA PLAYA TRAIL. See Monday, June 8 for details.

TUESDAY, JUNE 23

10:00 am
 LIBERTY STATION/OLD SAN DIEGO RIVER REMNANT WALK. See Tuesday, June 2 for details.
2:00 pm TALMADGE TRAVELS. The “Notable San Diego Women” walks are on hold, but if a group walk is a safe option in June, I will lead a walk in Talmadge. We will stroll the streets named for the three sisters of movie fame as we view beautiful gardens, some Moorish architecture, and bear with antlers. Meet Evelyn K. at the corner of Euclid and Madison avenues (2 blocks north of El Cajon Blvd.) for a casual – to – moderate, flat, 1 1/2 hour walk. Bus #1 stops at El Cajon Blvd. & Euclid Ave. (east bound) & El Cajon Blvd. & Menlo (west bound) Rain cancels. Evelyn K. 619-461-6095.

THURSDAY, JUNE 25

6:30 am
 SEAPORT VILLAGE. Meet at the Merry-GoRound, pace is casual to moderate. There are three directions we can walk from here so it is not always the same. Again, think positive about the optional breakfast after. John and Marilyn 619-840 5544.

10:00 am
 SHELTER ISLAND WALK & TALK. See Thursday, June 4 for details.


SUNDAY, JUNE 28

7:15 am
 BREAKFAST SPECIAL: PACIFIC BEACH. Before the crowds arrive, walking along the ocean in Pacific Beach can be delightful. We’ll admire the waves on a flat walk at your own speed and then return by the same route. Meet at the end of Garnet where the pier begins. Optional breakfast follows, perhaps overlooking the ocean and the surfers. Edie A. edier@cox.net. (619) 313-7818.

MONDAY, JUNE 29

6:30 am
 SUNRISE SERIES: LIBERTY STATION/SPANISH LANDING. Meet in the parking lot at Womble and Truxtun Rds. on Liberty Station. We will walk for 1 hour on flat/paved terrain, at a casual to moderate pace with faster walkers going at their own pace. We’ll head through Liberty Station and over to Spanish Landing to check out the sites. If you haven’t taken this walk before, it is delightful and, yes, the airplanes do depart San Diego’s Lindbergh Field at exactly 6:30 am! Bring money for optional breakfast afterward. Edie A. edier@ cox.net. (619) 313-7818.

10:00 am
AMERICA’S CUP HARBOR. See Monday, June 1 for details.

TUESDAY, JUNE 30

10:00 am
 LIBERTY STATION/OLD SAN DIEGO RIVER REMNANT WALK. See Tuesday, June 2 for details.